Sunday, September 4, 2016


Leonie and Stephen from Australia; James and Edric from Singapore; Atsuko and I met up in Omotesando, Tokyo.
Thanks Edric who led us around (sometimes visitors from overseas know better about where to go.)
This is the ideal number of people when to sketch together, go restaurant, and chat. Had fun time.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meetup in Matsudo and Festival Bon Odori

Last weekend in Matsudo was a cultural festival Bon Odori Festival called Last Summer Fest.
I met with Arnie from France, before he got home and drew a few sketches of Tojotei historical garden and festival atmosphere. 

I was also working as a volunteer this days, selling ice with sweet syrop. 

 We talked about staff we use for drawing and how we draw... So good to meet! :)

Wadaiko ( Japanese drum) show impressions

Capturing people in motion at Japanese drum show held in Tokyo. It is always challenging, could be a kind of bad manner to those performers...but this is how I keep the moments otherwise the motion and memories disappear just like seeing fireworks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scrap and build

Today I went to a post office and hear a strong sound of crushing concrete. That was a site cleaning. Scrap and build is a city policy in Japan, which literally mean to crash building and build anew. On average, Japanese housing lives  only around 30 years. It's interesting to learn about what is the reason for that and how such a wastefulness could be overcome.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Typhoon day in Matsudo

Yesterday was heavy rain. Very cozy to stay inside the house and listen to the sounds of rain the whole day. Do your stuff little by little, and draw.
I drew the sight of a place which I live, 岩瀬自治会館.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Matsudo ramen shop 兎に角ラーメン松戸

Day ago I went to see ramen shop in Matsudo, which is famous for "abura soba". It is called Tonikaku ramen. Someone told me, they are one of the best in Japan! Many tourists visit this place to eat ramen. I ate it, it was too big for me. But I liked fat noodles and oily taste.